Service & RepairsInnovation · Quality · Reliability · Since 1925
Service to an Uptegraff customer starts with expeditious rendering of quotations, which are furnished with complete engineering data, including proposal sketches, if requested.
Customized engineering and manufacturing processes permit customer preferences to be incorporated in a unit’s final design.
Variations to original inquiry specifications are suggested if they appear to be advantageous to quality, service or customer cost.
Technical questions before or after installation via phone or email.
Personnel available for on-scene help, inspection, or instruction
Spare parts or long-term replacement parts & service
- All repairs include a warranty – rewinds warranted “as new”
- Can “Inspect, Test, and Advise” on all manufacturers’ types and designs, including dry types, mobile units, and others
- Great Reputation for reliability
- Continuing local utility long-term repair contract
- Continuing east coast regional service company repairs
- New repair agreement with a second area utility
Repair, Refurbish, Modify, or Replace?
The battle to reduce costs while maintaining production occupies much of any business manager’s time and effort. We, at Uptegraff, would like to pass along a few cost-saving ideas that have been beneficial to many of our customers. Failing, aging or failed processing equipment can often be put back into service rather than replaced.
On liquid immersed, single and three phase transformers, 500kVA and larger, aside from the cost savings compared with that of purchasing a new replacement unit, additional peripheral benefits of repair/refurbish/modification are also gained. Please consider the following:
- Substation redesign engineering costs related to new unit design can often be eliminated.
- Environmentally, reuse make sense. Still useful materials, such as core, tank, etc, can be recycled instead of being scrapped.
- The time required to repair/refurbish/modify a unit is often less than that to build a new unit.
- Rewound units carry the same warranty as that of a new unit.
Transformers are designed and manufactured for a typical life expectancy of approximately 20 to 40 years. Our experience has shown that the majority of transformer failures can be traced to the introduction of some foreign matter (usually water) into the unit. It is imperative that the unit seal be maintained. This requires periodic inspection/maintenance of gaskets, weld integrity, paint integrity, etc. – The task can be cumbersome for the user that is not in the business of building transformers. Liquid-filled transformers are generally heavy and require heavy equipment for disassembly. Handling and temporary storage fo the insulating fluid can also present a unique problem. Being a new transformer manufacturer, the R.E Uptegraff factory is specifically equipped to handle units as large as 15mVA. Our familiarity with transformer component suppliers makes accessory acquisition a snap. Our intimate knowledge of national standards regarding construction and test of transformers allows us to update your unit to current standards. For minimum cost, you can extend the life of your unit.